HiPOD: Tuesday, 19 September 2023
Massifs on Layered Bedrock in Acidalia Planitia

Massifs on Layered Bedrock in Acidalia Planitia
This large platform in Acidalia Planitia contains a group of massifs. These massifs generally appear to be sitting on layered bedrock that may have been islands at one time. Understanding their formation will do much for helping to understand the wetter history of Mars as well as clues to the origins of these various and curiously shaped, tall, singular and grouped massifs.

ID: ESP_074113_2185
date: 19 May 2022
altitude: 299 km

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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km. For full observation details, visit the ID link.